Random Stories from the Net
In the same spirit, consider this moment of condescension from Senator Harry Reid: http://www.dcexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/YeasandNays/Reid_We_wont_smell_the_tourists_anymore_12_02_2008.html
Count de Monet: "Your highness, the peasants are revolting!"
Louis XVI: "You're right, they stink on ice!"
--History of the World Part I
President-elect Obama is being warned that Iran might have a nuclear weapon during the first year of his term: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/us_elections/article5275647.ece
High tides continue to flood Venice: http://apnews.myway.com/article/20081202/D94QNEN81.html
Talk about offering up a pound of flesh...
Imagine you're in one of the lifeboats from the Titanic as you watch the liner sink toward a watery grave. Would you actually feel better, and would your own personal situation be improved, if you knew that Captain Smith was going to receive a pay cut? Yes, I'm serious.
"As part of its plan, Ford announced that the salary of Ford CEO Alan Mulally would be cut to $1 a year if Ford actually borrowed money from the government."
The attackers in Mumbai came from Pakistan. http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/12/02/asia/mumbai.php. This, of course, surprises no one who's read the history of India or seen the movie about Mohandas K. Gandhi.
That's about enough surfing for now. Let's be careful out there.